The other two Cubs first basemen to win Gold Gloves: Mark Grace (four times) and Derrek Lee (twice).
The award is the ninth in Molina's storied career.
Former South Carolina baseball star Jackie Bradley Jr. was named the American League's best defensive center fielder on Sunday night, capping off a magical 2018 season in which he was also named the ALCS MVP en route to helping his Boston Red Sox capture a World Series title.
Having three Gold Glove-caliber outfielders playing at the same time is a huge part of the Red Sox success and will be one of the main reason that they will be great for a really long time.
Unfortunately for Smoak and the Jays, though, Oakland's Matt Olson, who was spectacular almost all season long, was given the award, also edging out Mitch Moreland of the Boston Red Sox, who himself won a Gold Glove Award in 2016. He also won the award in three consecutive seasons from 2014-16.
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The 26-year-old Betts won for the third straight year.
Balloting for the Gold Glove Award includes votes from each manager and six coaches from their staff who can not vote for players from their own team, and a sabermetric component accounts for 25 percent of the overall voting total.
Kolten Wong was a finalist for the National League's second base gold glove.
LeMahieu committed only four errors during the 2018 season, posting a.993 fielding percentage while recording 378 assists and turning 83 double plays.
Kinsler, who came over to the Red Sox from the Angels, claimed the award for the second time in the last three seasons despite playing in just 128 games.